News Releases for August 2022

Aug. 31

SPD Statement Regarding Conviction of Nathan Nash

12:25 p.m. - SPD statement regarding conviction of Nathan Nash for charges of rape

Aug. 30

Trent Resource and Assistance Center Set To Open

8:11 a.m. - Center will build intentionally toward initial capacity beginning next week

Aug. 29

Libraries offer space to cool off during predicted hot temperatures

5:33 p.m. - National Weather Service predicts hot temperatures for this week

City Closures Planned For Labor Day

8:39 a.m. - Garbage pickup will be a day late all week

Four People Shot In Early Morning Shooting At Franklin Park

8:37 a.m. - Spokane Police arrest 5 suspects in a deadly shooting at Franklin Park in late August.

City Seeking Proposals for Pandemic Relief Funds

8:35 a.m. - Funding to operate eviction defense and pre-apprenticeship programs

Aug. 26

SPD seeking public’s assistance in locating assault suspect

7:41 a.m. - Update (8/25 18:00): The Spokane Police Department Violent Crimes Task Force has just taken Michael Trout into custody, See original press release.

Aug. 25

Traffic closure

5:08 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is advising of a traffic closure for the intersection of Francis and Florida for an undetermined amount of time.

E Lyons OIS Incident

4:46 p.m. - E Lyons OIS incident involving a Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy

City Proposes Suspending Comprehensive Plan Amendments For 1 Year

12:34 p.m. - Staff and resources would focus on housing solutions.

Shooting at Dutch Jake Park Injures Four

12:27 p.m. - SPD patrol officers responded to a shooting at Dutch Jake Park.

Aug. 24

SPD Public Awareness/Safety Bulletin

4:55 p.m. - Several Law Enforcement Agencies have encountered multi-colored counterfeit pills, which have shown positive for Fentanyl in laboratory testing.

Street Maintenance Coming For N. Monroe St.

3:05 p.m. - Use alternate route and expect delays beginning Monday, Aug. 29.

West Broadway House Fire

8:10 a.m. - SFD responded to the 1300 East block of Broadway Ave. on a report of a possible house fire.

Aug. 23

Council Votes In Favor of Ordinance Siting City Facilities

8:11 a.m. - Council voted 5-2 on Emergency Ordinance C96239, which determines the process and criteria for siting basic City facilities.

Woodward Identifies Inconsistencies of Ordinance

8:08 a.m. - Council actions at odds with stated desires; City conducted extensive engagement

One Person Killed In Late Night Shooting

8:04 a.m. - One person killed, suspect arrested, in late night shooting

Aug. 19

City Hosting Workshops about Interim Zoning for Missing Middle Housing

2:04 p.m. - Public can learn about new pilot program to increase housing.

Aug. 18

One of 3 rent assistance portals to close due to funds being exhausted

5:20 p.m. - LiveStories portal to close at 5 p.m. on Friday

Riverfront Park Shot Fired

4:04 p.m. - Update: SPD identifies suspect in shooting at Riverfront Park

Aug. 17

SPD Arrest Armed Subject in Downtown Incident

3:11 p.m. - SPD use Taser to arrest downtown assault subject armed with a knife

Aug. 16

City Takes More Steps Towards for Housing Solutions

5:15 p.m. - City Takes More Steps Towards for Housing Solutions

East Nebraska Residential Fire

3:36 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department with assistance from Fire District 9 responded to a reported residential structure fire in the 300 block of East Nebraska.

City reactivates cooling plan due to predicted hot temperatures

12:36 p.m. - City reactivates cooling plan

City Finalizes Public Safety Labor Agreements

8:08 a.m. - Contracts with firefighters, police officers provide financial certainty, efficiencies

Aug. 15

East Central Duplex Fire

9:39 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to a structure fire at 403 South Pittsburgh in Spokane's East Central neighborhood.

SPD Seeking Assistance Locating Missing Vulnerable Juvenile

9:37 a.m. - Update: Roberson has been located and is safe.

Aug. 12

Flags Lowered For SVFD Firefighter

7:26 a.m. - Flags lowered to half-staff

Aug. 11

King Cole Commemoration Project Art Open House, August 23

1:59 p.m. - A group of volunteers are looking to honor the contributions of King Cole and the numerous stakeholders who made Expo 74 & Riverfront Park a reality.

North Side Residential Fire

1:36 p.m. - SFD was dispatched to the report of a house on fire in the 500 Block of East Euclid Avenue.

Rent Assistance Application Portals Reopen

11:19 a.m. - Applicants encouraged to apply as soon as possible due to high demand

Aug. 10

Spokane Parks Seeks Input on Future Dog Parks

2:39 p.m. - Spokane Parks & Recreation is seeking community input to help guide the development of future dog parks citywide over the next several years

Aug. 9

East Central Wildland Urban Interface Fire

11:12 a.m. - A modified full alarm of structural and wildland companies responded to a report of a brush fire at the intersection of Riverside and Pittsburgh.

Northside Attic Fire

11:08 a.m. - SFD responded to the 2900 Block of East Everett in the Hillyard neighborhood on a report of a possible house fire.

Aug. 7

Woman arrested for threatening to kill two people with a gun.

7:35 p.m. - Woman arrested for threatening to kill two people with a gun on E South Riverton Ave.

City Reactivates Cooling Plan

3 p.m. - Library branches to extend hours for extreme heat on Monday and Tuesday

SPD Seeking Assistance Locating Missing Vulnerable Adult

2:45 p.m. - Mr. Nelson has been found.

Spokane Police Department needs help locating a missing man

1 a.m. - Spokane Police Department needs help locating a missing vulnerable adult.

Aug. 5

Redistricting Board Seeks Community Input on Updating Council District

8:58 a.m. - The City of Spokane Redistricting Board is seeking community input on updating City Council Districts.

Aug. 4

Council Commits to Use Their Authority to Increase Public Safety

11:25 a.m. - Beggs, Kinnear, & Wilkerson recognize that violent crime has risen & are committed to prioritizing local legislative efforts to increase public safety

Flags Lowered For U.S. Representative Jackie Walorski

8:14 a.m. - Flags will be lowered until sunset

Aug. 3

SIIR Investigating Law Enforcement Involved Shootings

10:31 a.m. - The SIIR Team is investigating two separate, but related, law enforcement involved shootings that occurred early this morning.

Aug. 2

Council Votes Unanimously On Language Access Resolution

4:32 p.m. - Creating access for limited English proficient persons to City services and resources

SPD Investigating a Man Who Was Seriously Burned

3:40 p.m. - SPD investigating an incident where a man was on fire and is badly burned

Affordable Housing Proposals Approved By City Council

10:13 a.m. - $10 million in funding for 11 projects to help address the housing crisis for low- to moderate-income individuals in Spokane.

Aug. 1

Council Members to Consider Allocations for SPD Vehicle Purchase

3:51 p.m. - City Council will vote on a Special Budget Ordinance (SBO) to approve funding allocations for police vehicles for the Spokane Police Department.